Audi R8 Spyder GT made lighter and more powerful: Wheelsandmore (Photos)
Audi launched R8 GT Spyder earlier this year with a price of $210,000 and in a limited edition of just 333 units. Wheelsandmore, a German supercar tuner, has tuned the R8 GT Spyder which now delivers enhanced performance. The tuning package from Wheelsandmore offers R8 GT Spyder a new lightweight body design weighing only 1640 kgs, 85 kgs lighter than the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro.
Audi R8 Spyder has an Audi Space Frame body made up of cast nodes, extruded sections and aluminum panels which accounts for 2014 kgs of body weight. The entire body is assembled by hand at the company plant in Neckarsulm. Audi R8 GT Spyder is a high performance sports car with 560hp. It has the capacity to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds while reaching a top speed of 317 kmph. The all new Audi R8 GT Spyder, called as Triad Bianco by the team at Wheelsandmore, delivers 620 bhp and 590 Nm torque.
Wheelsandmore have installed handcrafted 3 piece forged wheels equipped with 6Sporz2 size 9.5 x 20 inches for the front and 11 x 20 inches on the rear. Front wheels have Continental sport contact 5P tires of size 245/30/20 while rear wheels has same tires with size 295/25/20.
Read what Wheelsandmore has to say about their creation below.
Audi R8 Spyder GT “Triad Bianco – open for 1860 hp”
Since yet the summer doesn´t spoil the German convertible friends with his rays, but a whole load of fresh air power is now coming from german car tuner Wheelsandmore.
Although the rare Audi R8 “GT Spyder” is as well limited to 333 copies, the refiner presents even 3 different conversions with their individualized forged wheel model 6Sporz ², garnished with more powerful ingredients for increased driving pleasure and, above all, more horsepower!
More power + less weight = more lead. With this simple-sounding formula, the engineers of Wheelsandmore developed a special performance package for the Audi R8 Spyder GT. Not only the sound, but also the throughput and the weight of the standard exhaust system should be optimized. The result is a 40% lighter system with remote-able valve flaps, handcrafted of finest stainless steel. Together with a recalibrated electronics and with special carbon-frame air filters the dyno testing certifies to the luxury tuner 620 hp and 590 nm of torque.
With installing their handcrafted 3-piece forged wheels the tuner achieved a much sportier look without affecting the weight negatively, compared to the serial forged wheels . The 3-piece design allows customizing and finishing all parts on customer´s options to color and surface. Beneath all RAL colors also special surface finishes, such as Wheelspiders combined with carbon look with matt black outer rims (white-matter R8 Spyder GT) or complete wheels in matte black (white and shiny R8 Spyder GT) or rims with wheel center in carbon look and stainless steel outer rims are offered.
All GT Spyders were equipped with the multipiece ultralight forged 6Sporz² wheel, sizing 9.5 x 20 inches on the front with 245/30/20 Continental Sport Contact 5P tires and on the rear axle 11,0×20 inches with tires of the same make siting 295/25/20.
Perfect suspension performance is realized due to latest state-of-the-art motorsports technology from KW-Automotive within the LCS (level-control-system) hydraulic lift up system. With a remote control switch the system provides an additional road clearance (+40mm) to avoid expensive damaging. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows an individual setup for different uses and preferences.